This Veteran Uses His Own Trauma to Make Life Better—and Funnier—for Others
Bobby Henline is an Iraq war veteran who suffered disfiguring burns in Iraq when an IED bomb hit his Humvee. Bobby was the sole survivor and unrecognizable to even his family when he came home. He started using humor to cope with his trauma, and eventually became a stand-up comedian. He also fundraises and visits other burn victims and the families of those who were killed by IEDs. On the days when it’s especially hard, he tells himself that if one person changes their life because of his story, his efforts are worth it.